The History of Otsego County, New York


D. Hamilton Hurd

Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia


HUNTINGTON, Samuel Gates - Middlefield 

The HUNTINGTON family first found its way to the shores of 
the New World through the means of Simon Huntington, who 
emigrated from England (where he was born) in the year 1633. 
He was attacked with smallpox on the passage, died on shipboard, 
and his body was consigned to the ocean's deep. His widow, 
Margaret, located at Roxbury, Mass., but finally removed to the 
State of Connecticut. Simon (the second generation in this country), 
from whom the subject of this sketch is descended, was, probably, 
born in England, in 1629; he was married to Sarah, daughter of 
Joseph CLARK, of Windsor, Conn., and died at Norwich, June 28, 
1706. Samuel (the third generation) was born in Norwich, March 1, 
1665, and married to Mary, daughter of William CLARK, in 1686;
he died May 16, 1717. Samuel (the fourth generation) was born at 
Norwich, Aug. 28, 1691, and lived to the green old age of ninety-four. 
Samuel (the fifth generation) was born in Lebanon, Oct. 16, 1723; 
he was married twice, and was a graduate of Yale college; he died 
March 20, 1797. Samuel (the sixth generation) was born at 
Canterbury, June 4, 1764; he was married three times, and removed 
in 1803 to the town of Middlefield, Otsego County, N.Y., where he 
died Oct. 8, 1826. Samuel (the seventh generation) was born at 
East Haddam, Conn., Jan. 26, 1789, and was married Nov. 3, 1814, 
to Jenett Mosly, daughter of Josiah and Esther GATES. He removed 
with his father to Otsego County, where his wife died Dec. 5, 1848. 
He afterwards married, March 3, 1852, Mrs. Eliza SILLIMAN, and 
died September, 1871. Samuel Gates (the eighth generation) was 
born in Middlefield, Otsego County, May 28, 1820, and married 
Jane H. CHURCH, Sept. 21, 1848. She died June 5, 1851. He 
subsequently married Adeline Julia, daughter of Rev. Alvin and 
Vilotta PARMALEE, July 20, 1852. His family consisted of four 
children, viz., Helen Wilson, born Nov. 27, 1849; Agnes Church, 
Jan. 4, 1851; George Mason, Aug 2, 1853; Alice Parmalee, June 25, 
1857; all being natives of the town of Middlefield, Otsego County. 
Thus we have the genealogy of a family that has lived in this country 
for almost two hundred and fifty years. Settling as they did in the 
days of the Pilgrim fathers, they have multiplied so that now the 
descendants of the old Puritan stock are to be found in every State 
of the Union.

Excerpt from History of Otsego Co., NY, page 191


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